Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth AnniversaryRosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Prairie Ray ... Justin Dearduff
Einstein Sundial ... Mary Ruden
Formal-ly #1 ... Joseph Bigley
Keeping Venice Afloat ... Davis Whitfield
Tango Heart ... Gwendolyn Kerney
Monument to Nowhere ... David Jones

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Martin and Doris Rosen, this national, juried competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of large-scale, contemporary American sculpture. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for exhibition, and are situated in outdoor, public settings across campus. A cash prize is awarded to the artist whose work is chosen as that year's Rosen Award winner. Since its establishment in 1987, The Rosen has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university's annual multi-arts celebration, with the announcement of the Rosen Award winner coming during the festival's annual Sculpture Walk with that year's juror.

Finalists of the 28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition Announced

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and An Appalachian Summer Festival are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition...

Rosen Award 1st Place

Rosen Award 2nd Place

  • Mary Ruden and Robert Benfield; Einstein Sundial; Stainless steel, aluminum: painted and hand engraved

Rosen Award 3rd Place

Remaining exhibits

These ten finalists were chosen from a total of 25 artists entered with a total of 46 separate entries. These works are installed on Appalachian's campus from Walker Hall to the Duck Pond.


Archived on this website is information about 26 Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competitions & Exhibitions, involving 268 exhibits by 205 artists. You may browse the list of exhibitions, the list of exhibits, the list of artists, or you may use the keyword search below. Advanced search features are also available.

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Jun 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2015

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